Department Hours


Supervisor's Office

Call - 847-669-3328

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Lobby closes at 3:30PM


Assessor's Office

Call - 847-669-3383

Office Hours: 7:30AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday


Road District

Call - 847-669-5070

7:00AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday


Regular Township Meeting


When: Monday, February 20, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Where: Grafton Township Board Room

10109 Vine St. Huntley, IL. 

February 20, 2023 Agenda & Board Packet



Upcoming Events

Feb 14
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
 
Feb 20
 
Feb 20
 
Feb 28
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
 
Mar 14
Senior Bingo
11:00 AM
 
Mar 20
 
More Events

Grafton Township History

When Grafton Township was founded in 1850, the area population was recorded at 440. By 1870, the township population had grown to 1,359. Thomas Stillwell Huntley (1807-1894) was the first elected Supervisor of Grafton Township; that is the only elected office he ever held. He was much loved and respected by the area residents; that his obituary stated that “his kindness and generosity will always be remembered so long as the history of the town remains”. The area was first settled as a farm community. Good land and hard work made for a surplus of farm products and local farmers were able to produce enough milk to supply local creameries and to send milk to other milk plants in Chicago. Grafton contains a large proportion of low, wet land about the central parts, hence is better adapted to stock than grain, and like the neighboring townships of Coral and Algonquin, the leading industry among the farmers is the dairy business. This township is one of the southern tier, being joined on the south by Kane County, on the east by Algonquin, on north by Dorr, and the west by Coral. It is township 43, range 7. 

Quick Facts

  • Located in McHenry County Illinois.
  • Serving Huntley IL, Algonquin IL, Lakewood IL, Crystal Lake IL, and Lake in the Hills IL
  • Population - 53,125 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles

Grafton Senior Bingo


The Grafton Township Senior Bingo program is held at the Huntley American Legion (11712 W. Coral St) on every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. The program starts at 11:00 and ends around 2:30. All seniors are welcome, and walk-ins are encouraged to join in on the fun. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us @ 847-669-3328.

  • February 14th - Please join us for Senior Bingo. Our Host Ultra Care Home Health & Compassionate Care will have an informative group discussion and provide complimentary lunch for all seniors in attendance. The Bingo program begins at 11:00 and ends at 2:30. Bingo is open to all seniors who wish to attend, and walk-ins are welcome to join the fun.
  • February 28th - Please join our host, The Fountains at Crystal Lake, for Senior Bingo. The Fountains will lead an informative group discussion, and provide complimentary lunch for all seniors in attendance. The Bingo program begins at 11:00 and ends at 2:30. Bingo is open to all seniors who wish to attend, and walk-ins are welcome to join the fun.
Please contact Grafton Township if you'd like to host an available 2023 bingo event. 

Mortgage & Property Tax Assistance


McHenry County Housing Authority - Community Service Block Grant (CSBG)

The McHenry County Housing Authority is offering mortgage assistance through their Community Service Block Grant. Please contact Sue Rose directly for a pre-application screening by emailing Sue @ srose@mchenrycountyhousing.org Please click HERE to view the informational flyer, or to apply, please click HERE.

Are you behind in your property taxes? The McHenry County Housing Authority may be able to help. The Housing Authority is offering a Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) to assist with your property tax bill. Please contact the McHenry County Housing Authority for more information, how to qualify, and how to apply. Please email Sue Rose @ srose@mchenrycountyhousing.org, or call Sue @ 815-338-7752 or 815-308-6057. 

 The McHenry County Housing Authority has moved. Their new address is: 1125 Mitchell Court, Crystal Lake, 60014


Electric, Natural Gas, and Water & Sewer Assistance Programs


Com Ed Assistance Programs

Commonwealth Edison has several assistance programs to help with your electric bill. Please click HERE to go to ComEd's assistance website. ComEd's offered assistance programs are; Fresh Start, Catch Up & Save, Your Neighbor Fund, Payment Arrangements, Due Date Extension, Deposit & Late Payment Waiver, & LIHEAP. These programs may change due to funding.


LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program

The LIHEAP Program is administered by the McHenry County Housing Authority. To view the informative flyer, click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish. Please call to set up an appointment @ 815-338-7752 The LIHEAP program takes applications from September 1st until May 31st, or until the funds have been exhausted. 


LIHWAP Water & Sewer Assistance Program

The LIHWAP Assistance Program may be able to assist you with up to $1,500 for past due water & sewer bills. Please click HERE to view the informative flyer. Please call the McHenry County Housing Authority @ 815-308-6057 for more information and how to apply. This program runs from July 1st, 2022 to August 31, 2023.

Water Bill Assistance - Contact Lisa Motejzik via email @ lmotejzik@mchenrycountyhousing.org


SafeLink Free Cell Phone Program


Are you in need of a cell phone? SafeLink Wireless is providing free cell phones to people who qualify. These smart phones come with unlimited talk, text, data, and include a 10GB hotspot. Please click HERE to go to their website to get more information and to apply. If you need assistance please call 847-669-3328.


Township Assistance & Huntley Salvation Army


General Assistance/Emergency Assistance -  Grafton Township Residents Only  

Grafton Township offers General and Emergency Assistance to Grafton Township residents. If you are in need of assistance, please complete this  G.A./E.A. Application and gather the Required Documents listed HERE. The application is fillable online, print it out, or download it. Once you've completed your application, and gathered your documents, please call to make an appointment. 

The objective of EA is to assist in emergency situations, such as a disconnection notice on a utility bill, a letter of pending eviction, or a 5 day eviction notice.

If the amount needed to alleviate the emergency exceeds the grant amount, the township may not pay until the client comes up with the difference. The cooperation of several agencies may be needed to alleviate the problem.

If you are unsure if you reside in Grafton Township, please call our office and we will help 847-669-3328.

For additional Assistance Resources, please click HERE.

McHenry County Housing Authority list of Resources click HERE.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.


Huntley Salvation Army -  Huntley Residents Only

Grafton Township is the Huntley branch for the Salvation Army. If you're a resident of Huntley, and you need financial assistance, please print out the Salvation Army Application, and call Grafton Township for an appointment to return your completed application. For more information go to the Supervisor's section on this website. All other Grafton Township residents need to apply at the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. Please call them at 815-455-2769 to check for rules and eligibility.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.


Additional Assistance Programs


SNAP Food Program, TANF, Dental, and Medical Assistance

Illinois Department of Human Services

512 Clay Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
815-338-0234

To apply for Medicade, SNAP, or TANF online, click HERE

                  

Illinois Department of Employment Security

I.D.E.S. - Unemployment Assistance & Job Retraining

Have you recently lost your job? Job re-training is available to those who qualify.

To Apply for Unemployment benefits, look for a job, or look for job retraining information, please click HERE.


Social Security Programs

To learn more about Social Security programs and to apply for Social Security benefits, please click HERE.


Dental Assistance

Do you need dental assistance? Help is here! If you qualify, you may receive up to $2,000 in financial assistance. Please click HERE for the informative flyer, or contact Kayla Prendergast @ kprendergast@mchenrycountyhousing.org 


Meals on Wheels

Are you in need of home delivered meals? Catholic Charities of McHenry County is now delivering meals to seniors age 60 and over. Formerly known as Meals on Wheels, this program helps home bound seniors get a daily hot nutritious meal. If you live in McHenry County and would like to sign up for this program, please call 1-800-339-3200. Click HERE to view the flyer for McHenry County residents. For Kane County residents please call the Kane Senior Council @ 1-630-338-0999. Click HERE to view the Kane County Flyer.

If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals, please contact one of the agencies above.


2-1-1 (United Way)

2-1-1 is the United Way, and an extensive resource database for anyone needing assistance. 2-1-1 provides a free and easy way for everyone to access help with almost any challenge. When you dial 2-1-1, you will be connected with a call center that will direct you to the appropriate social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists will quickly assess your needs and offer knowledgeable information and referrals. Totally confidential. Please call 2-1-1 or go to www.findhelp211.org for more assistance information.


Veteran Resources


Do you know a Veteran who needs food, housing, employment, or transition support? Veterans Path to Hope provides Veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success. Services at the Crystal Lake site are confidential and provided free of charge. There are eligibility requirements for some services. We welcome Veterans and their families, as well as active military and reserves. For more information please call Veterans Path to Hope @ 815-321-4673(HOPE), or click HERE to go to their website. Veterans Path to Hope is located in at 805 McHenry Ave Suite D, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014


McHenry County Housing Authority


The McHenry County Housing Authority has moved. The new address is: 1125 Mitchell Court, Crystal Lake, 60014

The M.C.H.A. has a variety of services available to McHenry County residents. Some of the programs offered are: Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, Public Housing in scattered 3 bedroom homes throughout McHenry County, Senior Housing for low income seniors and people with disabilities in 2 rental developments, Administers Homeless Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter Program, Administers a Rehab program that assists low income home owners repair their homes, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) that assists low income households with the cost of heating and cooling their homes, and Administers the Weatherization Program that assists low income households to make repairs to their homes that will reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes. 

To learn more about the programs that are available and how to qualify, click HERE to go to the M.C.H.A. website.

Click HERE to view The McHenry County Housing Authority's Resource Guide - This comprehensive list of resources will help you find various types of assistance throughout the county such as: Food Pantries, Veterans Assistance Programs, Medical Care, Dental Care, Diaper Banks, Pet related Services, Affordable and Subsidized Housing, Local Shelters, and so much more. For more information about these programs, and to see if you qualify, please visit or call the McHenry County Housing Authority. 


The McHenry County Housing Authority has moved. The new address is: 1125 Mitchell Court, Crystal Lake, 60014


Lead Safe Home Program


The McHenry County Community Developement Division is offering up to $20,000 in grant funds to help create lead safe homes in McHenry County. Homes built before 1978 are at risk of lead based paint hazards, which can have severe side effects on residents, especially children. Please click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish, to view the informational flyer. To apply directly please click HERE to go to the McHenry County website. For additional information please contact Jena Hencin @ 815-334-4552 or email Jena @ jmhencin@mchenrycountyil.gov for more information.

McRide - County Wide Transportation Program


The newly expanded McRide service is now available to all McHenry County & Huntley residents. The updated service is also now offering county wide travel. Travelers can use the service to travel anywhere in McHenry County, with connections to travel outside of the county as well.

To register and schedule your ride call 800-451-4599 

Call Center Hours

Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., or 711 for the relay service

Saturday & Sunday - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Same Day Trip Reservations Only)

Holidays - 8:00 - 5:00


Bus Operating Hours

Monday- Friday - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday (New) - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Holidays - No Service

FARES

General Public -  $3.00 for the first 5 miles. 

Seniors (60+) & Individuals with a Disability - $1.50 for the first 5 miles. 

All trips over 5 miles are charged an additional fee of $0.25 per mile, each way.


Click these links for more information:  McRide Brochure, Official Rider's Guide, McHenry County Website

McRide Point Destinations: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, The Arboretum, Spring Hill Mall, Randall Oaks Zoo & Golf Club, Chain "O" Lakes State Park, and the Barrington Metra Station.

If you have questions about eligibility call 815-334-4981